Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hails Emre Can’s midfield versatility [divider]
Emre Can made his first Premier League start of the season in Liverpool’s 3-2 win over QPR on Saturday.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for the 20-year-old after the game.
“Emre has come in and is a big talent. He is only 20 years of age but has got good experience for a young player,” Rodgers was quoted as saying on the official Liverpool website.
“He worked his way through pre-season and got injured, then got back and was in a really good moment for us and then unfortunately got injured in the last international break.
“It has taken him up until the last 10 days to recover. Today I felt he was never going to last the game but if I could get him 60-65 minutes that would really help him.
“He can play in any one of those three midfield positions. He prefers to play in that holding and controlling role but he has also got the power and pace to run forward.
“He is a multi-functional player that can play in any of those three midfield positions. And he played at centre-half at Bayer Leverkusen and played in the Champions League at left-back, so he’s a footballer who will do very well for us.”
Can recently recovered from an injury which had ruled him out for six weeks.
The 20-year-old wrote the following message on his Instagram account following the win: “Happy to be back!!! Very important 3 points!!!